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Prevalence Statistics for Types of Adolescent conditions

Prevalence Statistics for Types of Adolescent conditions

The information below shows a list of types of Adolescent conditions, with information as to the prevalence of each of these types. Estimates of the people affected are calculated based on the available statistic.

Disease Prevalence Estimate US people estimate Statistic Used for Calculation
puberty N/A N/A No information
pregnancy N/A N/A No information
sexually transmitted diseases approx 1 in 4 or 23.90% or 65 million people in USA 64,999,999 65 million people living with an incurable STD (CDC)
HIV approx 1 in 302 or 0.33% or 900,000 people in USA 899,999 900,000 Americans (NIAID, quarter are unaware)
genital herpes approx 1 in 4 or 24.63% or 67 million people in USA 66,999,999 67 million people (NIAID)
chlamydia N/A N/A No information
PID N/A N/A No information
Infectious conditions: N/A N/A No information
cold N/A N/A No information
flu N/A N/A No information
mono N/A N/A No information
infectious diarrhea N/A N/A No information
acne approx 1 in 16 or 6.25% or 17 million people in USA 17,000,000 17 million Americans, almost 85% of people 12-24 years of age.
asthma approx 1 in 15 or 6.40% or 17.4 million people in USA 17,408,000 6.4% USA (NIAID); 17 million Americans (NIAID) including 5 million children; 8.1 million children (NHIS-97), 51 per 1000 - NHIS95; 14.5 million; 5% of population (NWHIC); 14.9 million in 1995 (NHLBI)
allergies approx 1 in 5 or 18.38% or 50 million people in USA 49,999,999 50-60 million (NIAID); 9-16% (NIAID); 50 million cases annually (NIAID); 10% of American women (NHWIC); 8,526,000 children respiratory allergies (NHIS-97); 7,304,000 children non-respiratory allergies (NHIS-97)
gynecomastia approx 1 in 18 or 5.51% or 15 million people in USA 14,999,999 15 million - 15% of adult men to some extent (unreliable estimate)
eating disorders approx 1 in 54 or 1.84% or 5 million people in USA 4,999,999 5 million women (NWHIC); 1-4% of young women
anorexia N/A N/A No information
bulimia approx 1 in 181 or 0.55% or 1.5 million people in USA 1,496,000 estimated 1.1 to 4.2 percent of females (NIMH); 2-3% of young women (NWHIC)
binge eating N/A N/A No information
drug abuse approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA 3,999,999 more than 4 million women need treatment for drug abuse (NWHIC)
alcohol abuse approx 1 in 18 or 5.55% or 15.1 million people in USA 15,100,000 estimated 15.1 million people: 15.1 million alcohol-abusing or alcohol-dependent individuals and 4.6 million are women (NWHIC); nearly 14 million Americans (NIAAA)
binge drinking N/A N/A No information
accidents N/A N/A No information
dental conditions approx 1 in 90 or 1.10% or 2 million people in USA 2,992,000 1.1 per 100 (NHIS96: acute dental conditions)
autoimmune diseases approx 1 in 31 or 3.13% or 8.5 million people in USA 8,511,844 8,511,845 people in the USA 1996 1
Type 1 diabetes approx 1 in 800 or 0.12% or 340,000 people in USA 340,000 1-in-800 (NIAID)
rheumatoid arthritis approx 1 in 108 or 0.92% or 2.5 million people in USA 2,499,999 2.5 million Americans (NWHIC); 1% of US population (NIAMS)
ankylosing spondylitis approx 1 in 775 or 0.13% or 350,879 people in USA 350,879 129 of every 100,000 people in the US (Mayo Clinic)
schizophrenia approx 1 in 123 or 0.81% or 2.2 million people in USA 2,199,999 Approximately 2.2 million American adults (NIMH); estimated 1.3% adults (USSG); more than 2 million Americans
narcolepsy approx 1 in 1,359 or 0.07% or 200,000 people in USA 200,000 200,000 Americans (NHLBI estimate); 50,000 diagnosed.
Behavioral and emotional conditions: N/A N/A No information
depression approx 1 in 18 or 5.30% or 14.4 million people in USA 14,416,000 estimated 5.3% adults (USSG); 17 million people; approximately 4% of adolescents get seriously depressed (NIMH); annually 12% of women ; 7% of men; lifetime risk of an episode for women 20%. 3-4 million men USA.
suicide N/A N/A No information
anxiety disorders N/A N/A No information
ADHD approx 1 in 82 or 1.21% or 3.3 million people in USA 3,299,999 3.3 million children have ADD in the USA (NHIS-97); estimated 2 million American children; 3 to 5 percent of all children (NIMH).
phobias approx 1 in 23 or 4.23% or 11.5 million people in USA 11,499,999 11.5 million adults (NIMH); 8.0% adults (NIMH)
OCD N/A N/A No information
GAD approx 1 in 68 or 1.47% or 4 million people in USA 7,615,999 4 million adult Americans (NIMH); 2.8% adults (NIMH); estimated 3.4% adults (USSG)
Osgood-Schlatter Disease N/A N/A No information
Osgood Schlatter Condition N/A N/A No information

Types of Adolescent conditions

For more information about types of Adolescent conditions, refer to our section on types of Adolescent conditions.

About prevalence:

The medical term 'prevalence' of Adolescent conditions usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Adolescent conditions at any given time, whereas the annual diagnosis rate of new cases of Adolescent conditions is called the 'incidence'. For more information on prevalence and incidence statistics, see about prevalence and incidence statistics.

1. Rose and Mackay, 1998, The Autoimmune Diseases, Third Edition


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